Trials and tribulations in skin care adventures have recently brought me down the French aisle of my pharmacy. First it was a La Roche Posay affair, but now Avéne has been stealing my heart.
Targeted to be made of simple ingredients for sensitive skin, using their chief ingredient of mineral water from Avéne France, and relying on it's own historical healing properties, the brand has been known and trusted to create a gentle skin care for those who have sensitive skin.
The range of products range for all skin types in all ages. They keep their ingredients simple, where each specific ingredient is of higher quality in their pure form so less fillers are needed.
Packaged in simple pink and white packaging, this is just also calming and lovely to look at in your bath room ( if you like those kinds of things)
I have only tried a few things from the brand, but I will be coming back for more.
Avéne Gentle Gel Cleanser - Normal to Combination/Sensitive Skin
My first product was the Gentle Gel cleanser. The skin type fit what my current condition in the winter. This is scented…reminiscent to a whisp of roses and a good shake of baby powder. It comes out a pink gel and looks like a milkier pink version of Cetaphil.
On the face it feels like Cetaphil, not deep cleansing, just clean and simple feeling. At first when I tried this, it dried out my face! Which was not the reaction I was expecting and I was running to the moisturizer step but that seemed to have only lasted 1 day.
The following day, I did not feel the same drying sensation and I just felt basically clean. I also noticed all my spots that were stubborn and beneath the skin had surfaced…I was so happy. Nothing like a stubborn spot that is stuck! Rather get that sucker out and over with.
I use this in the morning for a gentle cleansing because I don't want my skin to be over whelmed in the morning considering I'm also going to be applying make up.I would recommend this to anyone who has normal/combination sensitive skin because it is non irritating, and seems to get the job done in a higher respect that expected from the initial feeling when cleansing.
They do have an Extremely Gentle Cleanser which is a tissue off formula so you can choose between the two, but I prefer to rinse with water.
I have no idea when this is going to be done, hopefully a while, but you can never tell with these aerosol cans...
They all died down quickly in a few days, and I have been SUPER clear ever since! I use this only at night and it seems to be enough to keep my skin calm.
I use it with the clarasonic, but if I feel like the foam action just did not happen, I rewash with my hands, this may seem like over kill but if it does not foam, I feel like only water was swirling around my face...
This product looks like its also going to last me several months
I follow with some La Roche Posay acne products because I have them in my stash, but am curious to try Avéne Clearance K which is their acne all over face cream.
You can see the various dispensers. The Gentle Gel Cleanser (left) has a pump dispenser, the Thermal Water (middle) has a spray nozzle which delivers a very fine mist, and the Clearance (right) has a twist cap
Future adventures with Avéne will continue!!
Who would like Avéne? People with sensitive skin! Skin that may be congested and needs a boost. I don't think this would help people with severe issues but if you feel like you are teetering and need a push in the right direction, I would point you down this aisle!
Have you tried anything from this brand?